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21st Apr '18 11:20:32 AM ThorennG
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' uses the FakedRipVanWinkle varient; he's convinced a NegativeSpaceWedgie transported him into the future and destroyed Zerg. In reality, the "mueseum pieces" are his actual armour, the kids he's telling stories (and weaknesses) to are robots and Zerg is alive, well and showing Buzz's captive crew the whole setup to taunt them.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' uses the FakedRipVanWinkle varient; variant; he's convinced a NegativeSpaceWedgie transported him into the future and destroyed Zerg. In reality, the "mueseum "museum pieces" are his actual armour, the kids he's telling stories (and weaknesses) to are robots and Zerg is alive, well and showing Buzz's captive crew the whole setup to taunt them.
4th Jan '18 6:51:48 AM LondonKdS
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* Subverted in another ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode, where Riker thinks he is a victim of one (he is supposedly in the future but his supposed wife is a woman of his dreams, that he knows never existed outside the holodeck). The hostile aliens reveal themselves when he calls them out on it. However, as it turns out [[spoiler:the aliens aren't real either - there is just one alien, highly psychic and very lonely, keeping Riker in a LotusEaterMachine to have some company and conjuring things from his mind - the whole espionage plot was the device's attempt to respond to Riker's realisation that the first reality was fictitious, based on his own assumptions about what might really be going on.]]

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* Subverted in another ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode, where Riker thinks he is a victim of one (he is supposedly a couple of decades in the future future, and suffering from amnesia, but his supposed wife is a woman of his dreams, that he knows never existed outside the holodeck). The hostile aliens reveal themselves when he calls them out on it. However, as it turns out [[spoiler:the aliens aren't real either - there is just one alien, highly psychic and very lonely, keeping Riker in a LotusEaterMachine to have some company and conjuring things from his mind - the whole espionage plot was the device's attempt to respond to Riker's realisation that the first reality was fictitious, based on his own assumptions about what might really be going on.]]
10th Dec '17 3:32:31 PM lakingsif
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* "In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "White Christmas," an electronic copy of a suspected murderer's mind is created and placed in a stimulation of an isolated winter cabin, where time is accelerated to give the appearance that he'd been there for five years. Then, an interrogator inserts himself into the stimulation and convinces the copy to confess.

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* "In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "White Christmas," "[[Recap/BlackMirrorWhiteChristmas White Christmas]]," an electronic copy of a suspected murderer's mind is created and placed in a stimulation of an isolated winter cabin, where time is accelerated to give the appearance that he'd been there for five years. Then, an interrogator inserts himself into the stimulation and convinces the copy to confess.
21st May '17 10:50:41 PM FordPrefect
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* "In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "White Christmas," An electronic copy of a suspected murderer's mind is created and placed in a stimulation of an isolated winter cabin, where time is accelerated to give the appearance that he'd been there for five years. Then, an interrogator inserts himself into the stimulation and convinces the copy to confess.

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* "In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "White Christmas," An an electronic copy of a suspected murderer's mind is created and placed in a stimulation of an isolated winter cabin, where time is accelerated to give the appearance that he'd been there for five years. Then, an interrogator inserts himself into the stimulation and convinces the copy to confess.
17th Apr '17 1:12:05 AM UnsavouryBreathMint
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* "In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "White Christmas," An electronic copy of a suspected murderer's mind is created and placed in a stimulation of an isolated winter cabin, where time is accelerated to give the appearance that he'd been there for five years. Then, an interrogator inserts himself into the stimulation and convinces the copy to confess.
16th Apr '17 11:23:59 AM Kotomikun
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* This was part of the plot for the first episode of season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''.
16th Apr '17 11:10:28 AM Kotomikun
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' has subjected Rick to this a couple of times. It tends to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard go poorly for the perpetrators]].
** The first time, aliens trap him in a [[DreamWithinADream multi-layer simulation]] and try to make him reveal his recipe for "concentrated dark matter" once he thinks he's escaped; but he figures it out and gives them a different formula that blows up their entire ship.
** He gets locked up by the Federation for his [[VillainProtagonist many crimes]] at the end of season 2. The next season opens with another attempt at this trope, but he doesn't fall for it, so it turns into a normal interrogation... though still in the virtual dreamworld. He pretends to give up and offer the dimension-hopping equations they wanted, but instead he gives them a virus that takes over the simulation and lets him body-swap into the interrogator.
10th Apr '17 6:58:01 AM LondonKdS
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* Subverted in another ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode, where Riker thinks he is a victim of one (he is supposedly in the future but his supposed wife is a woman of his dreams, that he knows never existed outside the holodeck). The hostile aliens reveal themselves when he calls them out on it. However, as it turns out [[spoiler:the aliens aren't real either - there is just one alien, highly psychic and very lonely, keeping Riker in a LotusEaterMachine to have some company and conjuring things from his mind - the whole espionage plot was accidently created by Riker's own fears.]]

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* Subverted in another ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode, where Riker thinks he is a victim of one (he is supposedly in the future but his supposed wife is a woman of his dreams, that he knows never existed outside the holodeck). The hostile aliens reveal themselves when he calls them out on it. However, as it turns out [[spoiler:the aliens aren't real either - there is just one alien, highly psychic and very lonely, keeping Riker in a LotusEaterMachine to have some company and conjuring things from his mind - the whole espionage plot was accidently created by the device's attempt to respond to Riker's realisation that the first reality was fictitious, based on his own fears.assumptions about what might really be going on.]]
6th Apr '17 12:05:19 AM ninjamitsuki2
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* This was part of the plot for the first episode of season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''.
27th Sep '16 11:43:06 PM PaulA
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* Brutally and realistically done twice in the TomClancy novel ''[[JackRyan The Cardinal of the Kremlin]]''. The first time is when they place a young female spy into a sensory-deprivation tank, and then leave her there for hours. The experience is so traumatic that she breaks totally, and it actually succeeds in making her entirely forget both being a spy and the fact that she was even interrogated. The second is when the KGB dress up a junior officer as the eponymous mole's gunner from WWII, which guilt trips him into confessing.
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